Oct/Nov 2021

City of Bellingham Candidates and Whatcom County Candidates

  City and County Candidates pages 14-17: page 14-17.pdf          

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  Oct/Nov 2021

Primary Election Results 2021

Primary Election Results: pages 12-13            

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  Oct/Nov 2021

Public Housing Offers Safe and Affordable Homes

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: ad- diction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these organizations often labor unnoticed … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at August 2, 2021 Special Meeting Shall there council: 179. Appoint committee members to prepare voters’ guide statements for two ballot measures? Andrew Reding and Cindy Madigan were appointed to write the pro statement for the charter amendment. … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at August 2, 2021 Meeting Mayor’s Report The mayor asked that all city staff and the public entering city offices wear face masks, due to the increase of Covid-19 Delta variant case counts and rise in infections in … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at August 9, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 94. Authorize the executive director to spend $60,000 to purchase a portable restroom from Portable Restroom Trailers of Lake Wylie, South Carolina? It will be used for the Waterfront District … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2021

State Awards Grants to Aid Salmon  Recovery

The grants went to 105 projects in 29 of the state’s 39 counties. The grants will pay for work to restore salmon habitat. Lummi Nation Grant Awarded: $100,000 The Lummi Nation will use this grant to study the feasibility and develop … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Won in New York

And Is on Its Way to Washington State And not just ranked choice voting (RCV). The voters won, too. New York City just conducted the biggest ranked choice voting election ever in the United States. The bumble of the test … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2021

Harcourt Falls Short on Condo Project

After Two Missed Deadlines, Will Harcourt Meet Third?  You should have been able to see three condominiums rising up from behind the graffiti wall along Granary Avenue by now.  The original contracted called for condominium occupancy to begin in October 2019, … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2021

poetrywatch

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” — John F. Kennedy Do … Continue reading

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